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YOU HAVE...SUCH A LOVELY THROAT.....AGHHHHHHHH!,
This review is from: Bluebeard (1944) (DVD)
John Carradine is excellent in one of his most complex roles as a artist-puppeteer driven to strangle his models. Director Ulmer does wonders with cheap sets and lighting to create the atmosphere of 19th-century Paris. Actress Jean Parker is equally fine as the sister of one of Bluebeard's victims. This is probably poverty-row company PRC'S best HORROR movie. Only the upbeat cheesy music score takes it down a notch. Don't know what they were thinking but better to play SINISTER music then that happy s&^%!
Worth a watch and always kudos to John Carradine who always had a soft spot for HORROR films. My kinda guy :)
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Initial post: Sep 18, 2008 4:40:37 PM PDT
Linda Bulger says:
Strangle his models? Kind of self-defeating, but I'm all keen to see what they did with the cheap sets and cheesy music. Sounds like a MUST SEE.
Posted on Sep 18, 2008 7:08:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 18, 2008 7:09:04 PM PDT
What constantly amazes me about my Amazon friends is the list of oddball movies and books to which I'm introduced. Good stuff Clint. Although, I'm not sure if I could go for a 1944 horror flick with bad music. That's like Nosferatu with carnival music.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2008 11:38:09 PM PDT
Hey, you know I like old type of classic movies. I heard of this, just haven't seen it. I was planning to see Inside tonight...
Posted on Sep 19, 2008 9:51:16 AM PDT
The Demon says:
I haven't seen this, but sounds like a classic I need to check out.
Posted on Sep 19, 2008 1:31:59 PM PDT
Sounds semi-excellent CB. Any boobs?
Posted on Sep 20, 2008 5:02:59 AM PDT
"You can watch the skies for us Earl, that'll be your job!!"
Posted on Sep 20, 2008 6:22:35 AM PDT
D. Wilson says:
Never have been able to grow a "blue beard", though blue balls have never been much of a problem... great review CB, have a great weekend!
Posted on Sep 20, 2008 6:43:04 AM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
Good review. Nice to see you still coming around every now and then.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2008 8:05:08 AM PDT
D. Wilson says:
Oh yeah, you demanded it CB and you will get it...
My great horror finale list:
-Invasion Of The Body Snatchers(the scream from Donald Sutherland!)
-Burnt Offerings(pretty boring... but the look on Karen's face at the end *shivers*)
-Wicker Man(the original of course, although Cages acting IS scary in the remake)
-Black Christmas(so creepy)
-Who Can Kill A Child(I'm obsessed with this rarely seen Spanish masterpiece)
...Friday The 13th's scene with Jason erupting from the water is GREAT too, and of course, Sleepaway Camp!